Gefen has introduced a new high definition 1080p scaler that improves multi-display system performance with switchable digital audio imputs.
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This means installers no longer have to set the lowest common resolutions among all displays when sending signals to more than one display in a room.
The Gefen ToolBox HD 1080p Scaler automatically scales up or down any high definition signal to meet the maximum resolution supported by the connected HDTV display.
For example, if one display supports 720p as its maximum resolution, while three other displays support 1080p full HD, when the HD 1080p Scaler is connected to the 720p display, it accepts the 1080p input and downscales it to 720p, while the other displays receive the highest resolutions they are capable of.
Thus 1080p resolutions can be viewed on displays with 1080p full HD capability, while lower res displays are scaled down to their maximum resolution.
In a home entertainment scenario, a 720p projector and 1080p display can both be connected to the same audio/video source. With the 1080p Scaler connected to the projector, the signal is automatically downscaled to 720p, while the display receives a full HD signal.